General Mills launched the new brand The Good Table.

Challenges for General Mills with The Good Table

General Mills launched a "mealtime solution" brand, The Good Table, in the US last week, targeting the millennial consumer on the look-out f...

Greek spending power has been eroded and the summer saw temporary restrictions on cash

Greek crisis - The impact on shopper behaviour

The economic turmoil in Greece has been one of the biggest business stories of the year. But what kind of effects has the crisis had on the...

A group of investors has urged food firms to improve their water risk management

Why investors are concerned about water risk

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water r...

The Schwan Food Co., Birds Eye owner Pinnacle or brands like ConAgra's Banquet could be targets

What US companies might Nomad Foods buy?

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal fo...

Five Guys among US burger chains to enter - or set to enter - UK

Competition intensifies among UK burger chains

As if hamburger-focused concepts in the UK did not already have enough competition, now the Americans are coming, bringing many of their bet...

Mexico has introduced series of measures on to try to change consumption habits

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...


What the Dave's Killer Bread deal means for Flowers Foods 20 Aug 15

Flowers Foods last week announced the acquisition of organic bread maker Dave's Killer Bread, a move which accelerates its growth in the organic bread space and extends its geographic reach in the US, two things it has had on its wish list for some time. Hannah Abdulla explores.


How attractive could Iran be for food majors? 19 Aug 15

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with access to a population of 80m consumers, a majority of which is under 35 and increasingly on the lookout for branded goods. However, establishing a foothold is unlikely to be straightforward. Hannah Abdulla reports.

Thought Leaders


Unilever claims victory in Becel dispute

Dean Best | 2 Sep 15 Unilever said ruling was victory for consumers

Unilever has claimed victory in a dispute in Germany with a consumer watchdog over the company's Becel Pro Activ product.


General Mills confirms greenhouse gas goal

Dean Best | 1 Sep 15 General Mills pointed to impact climate has on 'long-term viability' on its business

General Mills, the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker, has finalised a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain.


KitKat to go sustainably sourced cocoa only

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Sep 15 KitKat will only use sustainably sourced cocoa starting in 2016

Nestle has committed to using only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture its KitKat chocolate by 2016.

Recent News - (Updated: 2:11pm 2 Sep 2015)

American Halal Co. names ex-Sabra exec new COO

Bimbo's New York Bakery Co. UK pretzel launch

Fleury Michon posts H1 profit jump

RCL Foods posts FY profit, sales rise

Milkiland posts loss on Russia, Ukraine pressures

Montezuma's scores US entry with Trader Joe's deal

Lotus to not rebuild on fire-hit Meise site

Freedom Foods confirms cooling of interest in A2

Sustainability Watch - Smithfield Foods on new targets 11 Aug 15

Ben CooperAnimal welfare remains 'challenging' area, Leeth admits

Smithfield Foods, the US meat group, has set out a new tranche of goals on sustainability, building on targets it laid out in 2010. Ben Cooper spoke with Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and sustainability, about the company's progress over the past five years and the launch of the new targets.


Briefing: Interview: Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future growth 31 Jul 15

Dean BestMrs Crimble's eyeing interest in healthier products with NPD

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.


just the answer: Happy Family CEO Shazi Visram on baby and beyond 30 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaShazi Visram, CEO, Happy Family.

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.

Nestle starts advertising push for Maggi in India

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 1 Sep 15

Maggi noodles are yet to return to shelves in India but Nestle has started to pave the way for the brand's comeback with a series of social media ads.


just-food closed - Monday 31 August

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 30 Aug 15

just-food is downing tools for the public holiday in England and Wales on Monday 31 August. We'll be back at our desks on Tuesday 1 September.


Tyson Foods acts on claims of abuse at supplier

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 28 Aug 15

Just a month after reports Tyson Foods was investigating claims of animal abuse at one of its contract chicken farms in Delaware, the US poultry giant has dropped a Tennessee supplier over similar allegations.

The rise of Nomad Foods

The rise of Nomad Foods

The UK-listed company, set up by US businessmen Noam Gottesman and Martin Franklin, has already made waves in Europe's frozen food sector. Where might it look next?

The opportunities in Europe's gluten-free market

The opportunities in Europe's gluten-free market

Gluten-free is blossoming in a number of European countries. What are the most attractive markets? What are the trends to watch? What challenges lay ahead? This briefing investigates.

How are food's giants performing in China?

How are food's giants performing in China?

The recent easing of China's economic growth has weighed on the local operations of some of the food industry's majors.

ConAgra to quit private label

ConAgra to quit private label

It is not even three years since the US group became the largest own-label business in the country through its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Now ConAgra's new CEO has decided it is time to sell the under-pressure unit.

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

just-food takes a look at some key trends that are likely to be key to the food sector in 2015, from the prospects for M&A to significant consumer trends and hot emerging markets. Compiled by our editorial team, these are the trends that will matter as another year unfolds for the industry.. Read more

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Danone SA : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis

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Unilever Group in Packaged Food (World)

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Nestle USA, Inc.: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis

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Global Bakery & Cereals Market: News and Events July 2015

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